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Control and Abuse: The Three Little Pigs


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Three Little Pigs: This illustration can be found at [sign in to see URL] and originally came from: Brooke, Leslie, illustrator. The Golden Goose Book. London: Frederick Warne, 1905.



From The Three Little Pigs by Joseph Jacobs

"Little pig, little pig, let me come in." To which the pig answered:

"No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin." The wolf then answered to that:

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."

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Narcissists are often controlling, verbally and emotionally cruel, and manipulative. You do not deserve to be threatened, verbally maligned, or controlled. This is abuse. These links are provided to help you define and recognize the signs of abuse:


Checklist for Emotional Abuse [sign in to see URL]

Just because you are not being physically attacked, it doesn't mean you aren't being abused. The above list helps to clarify and define emotional abuse.

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The Cycle of Abuse
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"The goal of an abuser is control. They want you to behave only in the ways in which they want you to behave. They achieve this control with abuse.

The cycle of abuse is a huge part of your answer to How did this happen to me? For years, you have very likely been feeling that you have been going around in circles... not getting anywhere. Your feelings are correct."


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Physical, emotional or verbal abuse can escalate into a life-threatening situation. Know the risks.

ASSESSING DANGEROUSNESS IN MEN WHO ABUSE WOMEN
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Article By Lundy Bancroft [sign in to see URL] (Based on sections of Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men)

Includes a list of factors to consider in evaluating risk of danger as well as suggestions for a safety plan.


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